Things You Should Know About Boxing Day in the UK

Things You Should Know About Boxing Day in the UK

Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated the day after Christmas Day, thus being the second day of Christmastide. Though it originated as a holiday to give gifts to the poor, today Boxing Day is primarily known as a shopping holiday. Here are some most important things you need to know about the holiday. Who Invented Boxing Day? In Britain, it was a custom for tradesmen to collect “Christmas boxes” of money or presents on the first weekday after Christmas as thanks for good service throughout the year. This is mentioned in Samuel Pepys’ diary entry for 19 December 1663. Is Boxing […]

Christmas Gatherings Cancel and London Shops Close Over COVID

Christmas Gatherings Cancel and London Shops Close Over COVID

LONDON (AP) — Millions of people must cancel their Christmas get-togethers and most shops have to close in London and much of southern England, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday as he imposed a new, stricter level of coronavirus restrictions on the region to curb rapidly spreading infections. Johnson said Saturday that the capital and large areas in southern England already placed under the highest level of the U.K. government’s three-tiered coronavirus alert system will move into a new Tier 4 that requires all non-essential shops, hairdressers and indoor leisure venues to close after the end of business hours Saturday. […]

UK Inflation Slows Down Due to Black Friday Sales

UK Inflation Slows Down Due to Black Friday Sales

LONDON (Reuters) – British inflation slowed sharply in November after clothing retailers slashed prices by the most in a decade as consumer demand remained patchy amid the coronavirus pandemic. Consumer prices rose 0.3% in annual terms, after a 0.7% increase in October, the Office for National Statistics said on Wednesday. November’s inflation is half that forecast in a Reuters poll of economists and close to the almost five-year low of 0.2% struck in August. But with investors focused on trade talks between Britain and the European Union before the Brexit transition period expires on Dec. 31, there was little reaction […]

Personal Statement Tips for Beginners

Personal Statement Tips for Beginners

During the college admission season, most students are usually asked to tackle one of the most confusing and critical parts of the application process. And that’s the personal statement. The personal statement is a critical application component where students have control. It gives them a unique opportunity for professors to know more about them. While personal statements use predetermined prompts, they are usually broad. And this allows students to write about anything they want so long as it is related to the essay at hand. Importance of the Personal Statement When students think about the requirements needed for them to […]

5 Tools to Improve Your Student Loan Strategy

5 Tools to Improve Your Student Loan Strategy

Student loan applications in the UK are multiplying as we speak. Undergraduate students apply for government loans to save themselves from paying tuition and living expenses from their own pockets. In the end, program costs are quite expensive by themselves. Add food and accommodation to that, and you’re left with no money as a student in England. That’s why many undergrads prefer to owe a future debt to the government. Usually, this debt is paid long after graduation, when the student has a stable income. But the UK is not the only country experiencing high student debt. Look at the […]

What Changed Black Friday Amid COVID-19 in the UK

What Changed Black Friday Amid COVID-19 in the UK

With the U.K., Germany and France entering a second lockdown in November – and the U.S. still facing social distancing, curfew and stay-at-home rules across varying states – the Black Friday we know and love is looking quite different in 2020. In the U.K., Black Friday and Cyber Monday were predicted to generate £6 billion in sales before national lockdowns were announced, according to a report by Finder.com. Now, with the “Golden Quarter” of retail facing lockdowns across November in the U.K., Black Friday’s predicted sales value is now £4.7 billion – a deficit of £1.2 billion. With the overall ‘Lockdown 2.0’ costing U.K. retail £2 billion a week (Charged […]

Comparison Amongst the Most Affordable Boiler and Central Heating Covers

Comparison Amongst the Most Affordable Boiler and Central Heating Covers

Why do we need to be careful in what we invest in? Every breadwinner of the house tries to calculate the number of their monthly expenses before putting them to use. Some things we take as a necessity of the house, some typically for entertainment, fun, and games. While the other specifically to provide the right amount of leisure to the members of the household. Boiler and central heating covers are for that reason exactly; to provide safety and satisfaction to the members of the house. Any home appliance, or a gadget we invest in, we make sure it goes […]